The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an International Catholic volunteer organization that serves the needy of any religious background free of charge. It operates in 150 countries on 5 continents with over 800,000 volunteer members.
In the United States, there are more than 172,000 volunteer members supporting 4,600 conferences. A conference is the basic unit of organization at its lowest level.
Volunteer members are shaped, influenced and inspired by the Rule of the Society. The Rule was designed to provide a frame of reference and a spirituality that is recognized by the term "Vincentian".
Volunteers visit the homes of people in need. These appointments are called Home Visits. During the home visit, Society members complete a needs assessment and provide guidelines for assistance.
Our Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an IRS approved 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donations are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.